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Helping more parents move into work: an evaluation of the extension of New Deal Plus for Lone Parents and In Work Credit: final report (Research Report No 732)

Griffiths, Rita, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), corp creator. (2011) Helping more parents move into work: an evaluation of the extension of New Deal Plus for Lone Parents and In Work Credit: final report (Research Report No 732).

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Abstract

This report presents findings from the second and final phase of a two part qualitative evaluation of a series of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) policy measures targeted on lone and couple parents, which aimed to increase parental employment as well as reduce child poverty. Interim findings from the first phase of the research are presented in a separate summary and report. The aim of the evaluation overall was to explore whether the measures offered an adequate package of support to parents, in London and non-London New Deal Plus for Lone Parents (ND+fLP) pilot areas, and if the measures, either collectively or singly, encouraged them to enter and sustain work. This final phase of the research examined the effects of In Work Credit (IWC) and other policy measures on parents’ work-related decision making and behaviours, looking in particular at whether the measures encouraged and supported work entry, work retention and work progression. A related area of investigation explored how parents were able to balance work and childcare.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department of Work and Pensions
Additional Information: http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2011-2012/rrep732.pdf
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:35
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/3566
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